Corporate Partnership Program

Graduate Studies

Niagara University's Corporate Partnership Program provides resources and expertise to companies through its academic offerings, Pathways program and internships. The Corporate Partnership Program offers individual employees and their families access to educational opportunities by providing a preferred graduate tuition rate (25% less than standard) for partner companies, agencies and organizations. The Ph.D. program is not eligible for the preferred tuition rate. Graduate preferred tuition rates do not include books or fees and cannot be combined with any other form of institutional aid.

For a current list of graduate programs, click here.

For information about our Pathways program, click here.

Company Reimbursement

Tuition Reimbursement Deferred Payment Policy

Partners

Formed in 1998 under four religious sponsors, Catholic Health in Buffalo, NY is a non-profit healthcare system that provides care to Western New Yorkers across a network of hospitals, primary care centers, imaging centers, and several other community ministries.

Our Mission- We are called to reveal the healing love of Jesus to those in need.

Our Values- Reverence, Compassion, Justice, Excellence.

Our Vision- Inspired by faith and committed to excellence, we will lead the transformation of healthcare in our communities.

We are a mission driven organization that is true to its sacred purpose. Our mission is the driving force behind all that we are and all that we do at Catholic Health. We dedicate ourselves to delivering high-quality, compassionate, and affordable health service to all, with special care given to those who are poor or disadvantaged. Through our Mission and Values, we strive to provide excellent service and exceed the expectations of those we serve. Compassionate and respectful behavior is at the core of our commitment to delivering quality care.

Contact:  Sherry Laettner Schwimmer -  Manager, Associate Benefits 716-706-2569 or slaettner@chsbuffalo.org

Website:  www.chsbuffalo.org

Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner LLP (CTBK) is a locally-owned and operated full-service accounting firm providing businesses and individuals with assurance, accounting, tax, and business consulting services. As we celebrate our 25th year in business, CTBK has over 100 talented team members that work together with a high level of professionalism and commitment to our core values. Our core values have created a remarkable culture that encourages individual career development, relationship building and firm growth.

Our culture and core values are what makes us unique at CTBK and we are proud of that. Read about our Core Values.

Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner Contact:

Sarah Viana, Director of Human Resources & Organizational Development

716-630-2458  sviana@ctbk.com

As a not-for-profit agency, Gateway Longview is committed to working together to protect, to give hope, and to enrich the lives of every child and family served. Currently, the agency cares for over 5,000 children and families annually from across Western New York through 18 programs focused on behavioral health services, community-based services, residential treatment services, and special education services.

At Gateway Longview, we believe that a solution-focused, trauma-informed care approach has the ability to strengthen the knowledge, competencies, skill sets, and engagement as we work with individuals impacted by trauma.

Founded in 1890, we offer safe spaces where children can heal, learn, grow, and thrive, not just physically, but emotionally and mentally too. We engage the community to remind those in our care that life is to be enjoyed, not just survived. And we partner with our clients, working together toward a better tomorrow.

For more information and ways you can make a difference, visit gateway-longview.org.

For information about the Niagara University preferred graduate tuition rate for Gateway Longview employees, contact Steven Huebsch, MBA at shuebsch@gateway-longview.org

A leader in the residential real estate industry with over 100 years of experience, the HUNT brand is recognized for consumer-oriented real estate products and services and some of the most elite real estate professionals in the industry. Through our residential real estate division and our core businesses- HUNT Mortgage, HUNT Insurance Agency, Network Title Agency of New York, HUNT Commercial Real Estate, HUNT Property Solutions, and The HUNT Homeowners Club- our organization provides services that make buying, selling, financing, insuring, maintaining and simply owning a home an easier and more satisfying experience.

For more information, visit HUNTrealestate.com

Imerys is a world leader in creating specialty solutions that improve everyday life through minerals. Our success is built on our people, and creating and environment where our 18,300 employees around the globe can thrive.

We passionately believe that our teams are at their best when they have the opportunity to learn, collaborate and find new ways to solve our customers' challenges, no matter what part of the business they are in.

For information on Imerys Fused Minerals Tuition Assistance Program for eligible employees, please refer to the Employee Handbook or contact Human Resources at (716) 286-1234.

Independent Health, a not-for-profit health plan headquartered in Buffalo, New York, serves nearly 400,000 members and provides innovative health care products and benefits designed to engage consumers in their health and well-being. Established in 1980, our comprehensive portfolio of progressive products include HMO, POS, PPO and EPO products, Medicare and Medicaid plans, traditional indemnity insurance, individual and small group Exchange products, consumer-directed plans and health savings accounts, plus coverage for self-funded employers. Independent Health's other subsidiaries and affiliate companies include Nova Healthcare Administrators, Reliance Rx, Pharmacy Benefit Dimensions, DxID, Evolve Practice Partners and the Independent Health Foundation.

The company has been recognized nationally for its award-wining customer service, dedication to quality health care and unmatched relationships with physicians and providers. To learn more, go to www.independenthealth.com.

Independent Health and its participating subsidiaries provide eligible associates with the opportunity to obtain, maintain and/or improve their job-related or career skills and competencies through participation in courses of study at accredited colleges and universities by offering a Corporate Education Assistance Program. For more information please contact Human Resources at hr@independenthealth.com or 716-635-4800.

Ingram Micro helps businesses fully realize the promise of technology- helping them maximize the value of the technology that they make, sell or use.  With its vast global infrastructure and focus on cloud, mobility, technology lifecycle, supply chain and technology solutions, Ingram Micro enables business partners to operate more efficiently and successfully in the market they serve.

No other company delivers as broad and deep a spectrum of technology and supply chain services to businesses around the world.

For information on M&T's Tuition Assistance Program for eligible employees please refer to the Employee Handbook or contact Kristina Miller at krubino@mtb.com or 716-651-5786 with questions.

MassMutual New York State offers financial strategies to help in planning for death, disability and retirement. Our trained professionals have expertise in creating financial strategies backed by a wide range of product offerings and services, including life, disability income, long term care and business insurance; annuities; retirement and college savings strategies; mutual funds and a wide array of other investments; estate analysis; employee, executive benefit programs and financial planning.

We can help you achieve your long-term financial goals by providing you with our wisdom, advice and guidance. We listen to you and strive to understand you and your family, your business and your dreams for the future. We'll do the research and analysis for you and present solid ideas so you can make good decisions designed to protect your long-range financial security. We'll also keep you informed of changing trends and the latest strategies as they relate to your situation.

Join us and have a career that allows people with an independent nature to experience it all-performance based compensation and personal freedom. A profession in the financial services industry provides you with the personal satisfaction of knowing that you can make a positive impact on people's lives, and enjoy a flexible schedule, excellent training and outstanding benefits.

Apply Today to become a Financial Services Representative with us.

Pegula Sports & Entertainment (PSE) streamlines key business areas across all Pegula family-owned sports and entertainment properties including the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Bandits, Buffalo Beauts, Rochester Americans, Rochester Knighthawks, Harborcenter, Black River Entertainment, ADPRO Sports, PicSix Creative Agency and numerous hospitality properties. PSE aims to be a leader in the sports and entertainment industry by bringing together the individual resources, capabilities and talents of each of its entities to create a cohesive and sustainable brand that together represents the Pegula family's interest. PSE's mission is exemplified by its One Buffalo initiative, which unites Western New York and serves as a representation of teamwork through a deeper connection between Buffalo sports teams, fans and the community.

Contact: Kelly Navarro, Talent Acquisition Lead, Human Resources

716-855-4241  Kelly.navarro@psentertainment.com

People Inc. is Western New York's leading non-profit human services agency. Through a variety of services, including residential, employment, community outreach, healthcare and recreation programs, we help families and people with disabilities, as well as seniors, live more healthy, independent and productive lives.

Our Mission- People Inc. exists so that individuals with disabling conditions or other special needs have the support they need to participate and succeed in an accepting society.

Our Vision- People Inc. is working toward a future where all persons whose needs limit their integration into the community can reach their highest level of human potential as responsible members of society. It is hoped that these individuals will, to their potential, be contributing and active members in their communities, enjoying the greatest possible degree of independence and acceptance, in all aspects of their lives.

Our Values- Improving lives, respect, integrity, relentless pursuit of excellence, flexibility and creativity.

Born from Innovation

Founded by Robert Rich Sr. in 1945, Rich Products Corporation was born from an innovation- the world's first non-dairy whipped topping. Mr. Rich's pioneering spirit continues to guide the ongoing success of this family held company. The history of Rich Products has been marked by innovative breakthroughs, an unparalleled commitment to "Caring for the Customers Like Only a Family Can," and aggressive worldwide growth.

Rich's Rewards

Rich's had been able to pull off something rare in the business world: a culture that successfully blends the latest business practices with family values. That means associates are able to work for a world-class company while also benefiting from a work environment that fosters care and concern for one another. Our benefit offerings is reflective of this unique blend.

One of our benefit offerings is our Educational Assistance Program. For more information contact the Rich Products Associate Services Center at asc@rich.com or 800-455-2587 (option #2).

Sevenson provides a comprehensive range of services for the remediation of sites and facilities contaminated by hazardous materials. Founded as a general construction business in 1917, Sevenson entered the remediation business in 1979 when it became the principal contractor for the remediation of the Love Canal site, Niagara Falls, New York. Headquartered in Niagara Falls, New York, the company and its subsidiaries also maintain offices near Merrillville, Indiana; and Baltimore, Maryland.

For more information, contact Lynne Mueller, Human Resource Generalist

716-284-0431 ext. 248

lmueller@sevenson.com

About Sodexo North America

Sodexo North America is part of a global, Fortune 500 company with a presence in 72 countries. Sodexo is a leading provider of integrated food, facilities management, and other services  that enhance organizational performance, contribute to local communities and improve quality of life for millions of customers in corporate, education, healthcare, senior living, sports and leisure, government and other environments daily. The company employs 160,000 people at 13,000 sites in all 50 U.S. states and Canada, and indirectly supports tens of thousands of additional jobs through its annual purchases of $19 billion in goods and services from small to large businesses. Sodexo is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion and safety, while upholding the highest standards of corporate responsibility and ethical business conduct. In support of local communities across the U.S., in 2018, Sodexo contributed over 159,500 in volunteer hours, and since 1996, the Stop Hunger Foundation has contributed nearly $34.5 million to help feed children in America impacted by hunger. To learn more about Sodexo, visit SodexoUSA.com and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and You Tube.

About the Buffalo Service Center

The Buffalo Location houses many support departments across the Finance, Information Technology and Human Resources disciplines. The Buffalo based employees support our US & Canada internal and external clients with accounting, banking, tax, employee benefits, labor relations, and payroll support, as well as, support of IT systems and infrastructure to name a few. In total, the Buffalo, NY office is home to over 500+ employees in a state of the art modern building.

For more information visit: https://us.sodexo.com/home.html

The Martin Group is a leading integrated communications firm headquartered in downtown Buffalo with offices in Rochester and Albany, NY. The firm works with best-in-class organizations ranging from small businesses to global enterprises and has extensive experience in several categories, including sports, health care, financial services, food and beverage, higher education, and not-for-profits. With 85 associates and a growing client roster that includes brands like New Era Cap, ASICS, Under Armour, Wegmans, and M&T Bank, The Martin Group is continually focused on changing the way people think.

For more information, contact Kim Brostko, PHR kim.brostko@hmnresources.om


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